Our Story

Front Paper is a Canadian stationery company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 

The illustrator and designer behind Front Paper is Elizabeth Roth, a graphic designer and political scientist turned illustrator and letterer. Her work stems from a deep love of stationery and the printed good, typography, children's books and vintage advertisements. Keeping her company while she works are endless podcasts, audiobooks and the occasional Netflix binge.

Having two young children (Will and Alba) and navigating work, parenting, and life is still a work in progress. But, the chance to build Front Paper into a full-time gig, one that supports other artists and small business owners too, is what keeps her going when exhaustion sets in.

 All of the illustrations and type are hand drawn and painted (with gouache) before they are scanned and prepared digitally for printing. The cards are then printed on an offset press in Saskatoon.

These are cards to give to the people you love.

With its cards and prints, Front Paper gives you a tangible way to tell people they matter to you; something for them to touch and keep that makes them feel loved, thought of and cared for.